Whoa slow down there maestro. There’s a New Mexico Bowl

September 30th, 2019 NCAA College Football Betting

College football betting odds say the New Mexico Lobos are the favorites to win the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, December 17th at University Stadium in Albuquerque, but for the sake of neutrality let’s say the UTSA Roadrunners do have a chance as well. This will mark the third encounter between these two colleges. The most recent meeting took place on October 14th, 2014, when the Lobos beat the Roadrunners 21-9. Here are the college football betting lines here at SBG online sportsbook:

Texas San Antonio +7½ (-130) 63 (-110) +240 
New Mexico -7½ (+110) 63 (-110) -280

The Roadrunners (6-6) beat the Charlotte 49ers 33-14 on November 26th. Dalton Sturm finished 18 of 33 for 286 yards with two TD passes while Jared Johnson threw 5 of 7 for 128 yards with one TD. Jarveon Williams ran for 48 yards on 19 carries (2.5 yards per carry) while Jalen Rhodes ran for 47 yards and a TD. Kerry Thomas Jr. had 145 yards and one TD on five receptions while JaBryce Taylor had 60 yards on four receptions (15 yards per reception). Josiah Tauaefa had six tackles and one sack. Victor Falcon made 2 of 3 field goals. The Roadrunners snapped a two-game losing streak.

The Lobos (8-4) beat the Wyoming Cowboys 56-35 on November 26th. Lamar Jordan went 4 of 5 for 122 yards with one TD pass, and for 176 yards and one TD on 12 carries. Teriyon Gipson ran for 217 yards and two TDs on 13 carries. Richard McQuarley had 58 yards on two receptions (29 yards per reception) while Q’ Drennan had 49 yards and one TD on one reception. Dakota Cox had 14 tackles while Daniel Henry had eight tackles. Nik D’Avanzo, Maurice Daniels, and Donnie White each had a sack.

UTSA is averaging 376.4 total yards (221.6 passing and 154.8 rushing) and allowing 400.0 total yards (242.3 passing and 157.8 rushing) per game. Sturm is 159 of 273 (58.2%) for 2052 yards with 18 TDs and five picks. Williams has run for 775 yards on 191 carries while Rhodes has nine rushing TDs. Josh Stewart has 682 yards on 36 catches while Thomas has eight receiving TDs. Tauaefa has 104 total tackles. Marcus Davenport has 6½ sacks.

New Mexico is averaging 470.3 total yards (109.3 passing and 360.9 rushing) and allowing 397.3 total yards (231.0 passing and 166.3 rushing) per game. Jordan is 71 of 37 (52.1%) for 604 yards with six TDs and four picks. Gipson has 1209 yards and 12 TDs on 131 carries. Q’ Drennan has 284 yards and three TDs on 11 catches. Cox has 91 total tackles. Garrett Hughes has 6½ sacks.

UTSA college football betting odds trends: 4-1 against the spread in the last five games, 3-2 straight-up in the last five games, and 2-3 straight-up in the last five road games. Lobos college football betting odds trends: 5-2 against the spread and 6-1 straight-up in the last seven games. The total has gone over in 12 of New Mexico’s last 14 games.

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